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Poster: GennyBenni Date: Jun 12, 2009 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OFTV treasure

I was going to say how much some of it reminds me of Chick Corea and Return to Forever. Keith has a really similar tone on his keyboard to Chick's, and his playing style is clearly influenced by him. Especially on King Solomon's Marbles.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Jun 12, 2009 4:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OFTV treasure

I was able to track down mp3s of gd75-08-13 that I got here long ago -- is it really so amazing? I buy too many things multiple times and chose Two from the Vault for repeat purchase instead.

It's nice that they WERE able to play like they did on record, and it's nice to get some Other One and esp Eyes in the mix, but the show is a paler imitation of the record. Crazy Fingers for example is just stellar on record. I should probably take time to process song choice and order though! Putting the 'Bid You Goodnight' theme before 'Blues for Allah' is kinda funny.

At least at Kezar they mixed around the songs a bit. I think I like the mirrored order with 2 Stronger Than Dirts. A palindrome plus Encore advice.


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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 12, 2009 4:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OFTV treasure

Does Kezar in any way sound better than 13 Aug? I dunno as I have not listened to either in at least 25 yrs...seriously.

But I would have said hands down that Aug beat Mar by a mile at the time...at least in terms of "precison" not necessarily "soul" or what have you...

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Poster: spacedface Date: Jun 12, 2009 4:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OFTV treasure

They both had the BfA sound and both are played nicely. Since I like this period the others have their own charms, like 9-28 with Truckin'-> The Eleven Jam-> Drums -> Stronger Than Dirt > etc.

The Bob Fried Memorial Boogie, gd1975-06-17, has its own mix and tone. Too bad for me there are more shows in this period. Just a flash: the last time I saw a picture of Clive Davis he was pushing a wasted Whitney.

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Poster: stuffyhead Date: Jun 13, 2009 8:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OFTV treasure

I loved OFTV when it first came out. Soon after, a friend loaned me a tape of what was probably an FM sdb or maybe even an excellent aud of that show. I was immediately blown away at how Jerry's solo on Big River sounded so steaming hot and off the chain. It made OFTV sound like a different album, this aud tape made them sound possessed. Any one else experienced this too?

On a more anal note, on OFTV they cut out of Bill Graham's intro him talking about winning some coin flip before the show. Strange...

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